Tibetan and Himalayan Library - THL

THL Title Text
by John Vincent Bellezza
Edited by Geoffrey Barstow, Mickey Stockwell and Michael White
Tibetan & Himalayan Library
Published under the THL Digital Text License.

Site elements


There are five pillars at the site that form a line, 8.7 m in length. Although there are no signs of the enclosing walls, the aspect of the pillars encourages the hypothesis that there once were. The pillars are dominated by an irregularly shaped tabular specimen, 1.5 meters in height and with a basal girth of 1.7 meters. This standing stone has two broad sides oriented north and south. The north side of the pillar has weathered to a reddish color while the south face is beige in color. The four lesser doringrdo ring, to the north, range in height from 30 cm to 75 cm.


In close proximity to the pillars there is a well built double-course enclosure that measures 5.5 m (north-south) by 9 m (east-west). In close proximity are the vestiges of other small structures, including one with a 1 m high rocky mound in the middle of it. The main zone of enclosures begins 90 m west of the large pillar. The walls of these enclosures are made of variable length (15 cm to 50 cm long) chunks of limestone that are flush with the surface or raised above to a maximum height of 30 cm. Most of the walls are aligned in the cardinal directions. Among these remains, a typical enclosure measures 9 m (north-south) by 14 meters (east-west). At another river valley site, located several hundred meters to the west, there is a small group of quadrate enclosures.


Note Citation for Page

John Vincent Bellezza, (Charlottesville, VA: Tibetan & Himalayan Library, 2010), .

Bibliographic Citation

John Vincent Bellezza. . Charlottesville, VA: Tibetan & Himalayan Library, 2010.